Early morning gunfight outside California nightclub kills two

RIVERSIDE  -- Two people were shot and killed by security guard who was wounded during a gunfight outside a California nightclub shortly after midnight Monday at the El Calentano restaurant and nightclub located on Arlington Avenue.

    A man inside the club was apparently belligerent and possibly confrontational with other people when he was escorted outside by security guards, said Riverside Police Department spokesman Officer Ryan Railsback.

    The man went to his car and retrieved a firearm before getting inside the vehicle and slowly driving in front of the club, Railsback said. An unidentified female had also willingly gotten inside the car, he said.

    The driver then opened fire as the sedan passed the front of the club, striking one of the guards multiple times, Railsback said. The wounded guard returned fire, striking both the driver and the passenger.

    The suspected gunman and his passenger were found inside their car and pronounced dead at the scene. The unidentified guard was hospitalized in stable condition.

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